Facing the Challenges - Building the Capasity
Vice President Prof. Paul van der Molen, 2007-2008
Date of birth: 15 January 1950
Status: Married, three children.
Current Position: Director Kadaster International and Professor
at the International Institute for Geoinformation Science and Earth
Prof. Ir. Paul van der Molen, born in Zeist in 1950. After his
secondary school (1967), studies in geodesy at the Delft Technical
University (1973). After two years navy officer, he joined the Netherlands
Land Registry and Cadastre Agency (1975).
After 8 years experience in land consolidation projects, he became
managing director of the regional office in the province Zeeland (1983)
and in Gelderland (1986). In 1991 he became director Land Information and
Geodesy at the headoffice in Apeldoorn. In 2002 he became (part time)
director Kadaster International, in charge with the international
In the meantime he was appointed as a part time professor at the
International Institute for Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation
ITC in Enschede (2000).
He was the president of the Netherlands Association for Geodesy (1987-
1995) and president of the Netherlands Foundation for Geodesy, a
federation of 4 Netherlands associations in the field of geo-information
and geodesy (1995-2000)
In 2001 he was awarded an honorary membership of the Netherlands
Association for Geodesy, member of FIG.
Since 1995 he is director of the Office International du Cadastre et
Régime Foncier, the 'OICRF' (International Bureau of Land Records), the
FIG Documentation centre for cadastre and land records.
In 2002 he was elected as chairperson of FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and
land Management) for the period 2002-2006.
- Tenure and Tools, two
aspects of innovative land administration. Background paper ‘evening
lecture’ RICS 13 December 2006 London UK.
- Cost Recovery for land administrations, Survey Review 36(2001)282
- The Netherlands Cadastre and the Internet: Cadastres in the 21st
century, GIM International 15(2001)
- Cadastres revisited: the promised land of land administration,
Inaugural Address ITC April 2001
- Data communication: a lifeline between land administration
organisations and society, FIG Seoul May 2001
- Some considerations on benchmarking cadastral systems and the role
of cost recovery, FIG June Gävle 2001
- Vermessungs- und Katasterverwaltungen in den Beneluxstaaten,
Intergeo Sept. 2001
The importance of the institutional context for sound cadastral
information management for sustainable land policy, UN/FIG Nairobi
- Institutional aspects of 3D cadastres, Technical University Delft
- Public and private roles in Land Administration, pres. UN/ECE/WPLA
Yerevan Oct. 2001
Prof. Ir. Paul van der Molen
Netherlands Land Registry and Cadastre Agency
PO Box 9046
NL-7300 GH Apeldoorn
Tel. + 31 55 528 5624
Fax + 31 55 355 7362
PO Box 6
NL-7500 AA Enschede (NL)
8 December 2006